Meet Camille Toles, June’s Staff Member of the Month

Camille Toles

Camille Toles, administrative coordinator for the Office of Institutional Research, Effectiveness and Planning, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for June. To help us get to know her better, Toles answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss.

IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss?

Toles: Almost three years.

IOM: What is your hometown?

Toles: Oxford. I was born and raised in Taylor, but Oxford has always been home.

IOM: Talk about your favorite Ole Miss memory.

Toles: The day I got an opportunity to be a part of this community. Ole Miss has so much to offer and so many possibilities.

IOM: What do you enjoy most about your position or the department in which you work?

Toles: What I enjoy most are the people whom I interact with daily, being staff, faculty, grads and undergrads. I also enjoy the relief on one’s face when they have reached a solution to an issue that I was able to help resolve.

IOM: What do you like to do when you are not at work?

Toles: I like to follow my kids to their sports events and activities, sing and just relax outside when I can.

IOM: What is one thing on your bucket list?

Toles: To be able to see the many places I want to visit. It’s a lot. Travel is what I want to do.

IOM: What is your favorite movie?

Toles: Oh my, there are so many. I love all Marvel movies. I remember as a child I use to watch “The Wiz” every day. That’s an all-time favorite. It stars Michael Jackson and Diana Ross.

IOM: What is your favorite Ole Miss tradition?

Toles: Ole Miss football tailgating – a beautiful sight to see. People enjoying each people.

IOM: What is a fun fact about you? 

Toles: I’m a basketball, volleyball, powerlifting, softball, baseball, cheerleading and football mom. 

IOM: If you could have lunch with anyone alive or dead/fictional or real, who would it be and why?

Toles: Michelle Obama! Just because we have the same birthday. I think she is awesome, smart, beautiful and a great person.

IOM: What are three words you would use to describe yourself?

Toles: Loyal, fair and kindhearted. But never a pushover.

IOM: If you could visit one time or place in world history, what would it be?

Toles: The past is the past! I would love to see the future and see the first female president of color.

IOM: If I could be an animal for a day, I would be an ____ .

Toles: An eagle. 

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